In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared: 1st book about modern Kazakhstan by British author
LONDON. May 18. KAZINFORM - The British publishing house Profilebooks will publish a new book In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared by Christopher Robbins, a prominent writer and journalist, on May 24, 2007, Kazinform writes referring to the press service of the Kazakh Embassy to Great Britain. Christopher Robbins wrote such books as Air America (1979), The Ravens (1987), The Test of Courage (1999) and The Empress of Ireland (2004). The last book was given the Saga Award for its wit and humour. Mr. Robbins is not an expert in Kazakhstan or Central Asian region, nothing of the kind. Before starting the book, the author himself knew nothing about our country. But he was truly amazed by the fact that Kazakhstan is the size of Western Europe but so little known that few people can find it on a map. He set out on a fascinating journey in order to discover Kazakhstan, its traditions, culture and people for himself. The author admits that the book may seem naive and full of deficiencies to Kazakhstanis and the experts of the region, but nevertheless, he tried to create an exciting and genial image of Kazakhstan, the country he fell in love with. The book will also be published in the U.S. in spring 2008 by one of the local publishing houses. The British publishing house has already launched a website dedicated entirely to the book (www.insearchofkazakhstan.co.uk) where the Internet users can order or buy it or get more information about the author. In the connection with the book’s release Christopher Robbins is planning to give plenty of TV and radio interviews.